JIS News

The Transport Authority has recalled road licences from some rural stage carriage operators with routes terminating in downtown Kingston.
The licences will be reprinted to reflect the new terminal points for downtown Kingston, to meet the January 15 opening of the new transport centre facilities.
Affected carriage operators include those from Portland, St. Mary, St. Thomas, route taxis in the Kingston Metropolitan Region and Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) sub-franchises. The new licences will provide appropriate directions on how to operate along the corridors to downtown and the terminal facilities.
Communication and Customer Services Manager at the Transport Authority, Petra-Kene Williams, said that the Authority’s Licensing Management Information System has been updated and the new road licences will be available for collection at the Transport Authority’s Head Office in Kingston.
“For the operators from Portland, St. Mary and St. Thomas, their road licences will be available on January 10. For the operators from Linstead via Crossroads, Rock River, Glengoffe, Scotts Hall, King Weston and Mount Industry, the licences will be available on January 11. Road licences for Duhaney Park, Bull Bay, Sea View and other Jamaica Urban Transit Company sub licensed routes will be available on January 12,” Miss Williams said.
She also noted that licences for route taxi operators of Waltham Park, Jones Town and Chisholm Avenue will be ready on January 13.
Operators are also being urged to collect their licences on the specified dates so that they can be fully aware of the approved routes and terminal facilities. For further information, operators may call the Transport Authority at 926-8912 or the toll free number at 1-888-991-5687.